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>>> gunfire shatters the quiet in one peaceful northern virginia enabled. good morning. welcome to news 4 today. i'm kmberly suiters. >>> a quick check on our forecast with chuck belthis morning. a little warmer now than compared to yesterday, right, chuck? >> very much so. tht's the story -- why is my brain not working already? >> let's start over. hi, i'm kimberly. >> that story will be repeated for many hours thrghout the day. on the whole a couple degrees warmer today than yesterday. you're going to notice the change as we go rough the rest of the afternoon all ahead of a weather front which promises to bring the return of some sligh ly cooler temperatures back into the area pour tomorrow. right now, though, temperature 63 downtown. there are cool spots on the map out into fairfax an loudoun county. temperatures in the low 50s this morning. even a few upper 40s in the sheltered most valleys up to the panhandle of west virginia even upper montgomery county. there might be a couple of 4s on the map. generally speaking we're going to have a pleasant day today. there are extra c
in prison. that case is prompting changes at virginia dmv. bob mcdonnell has ordered that agency to stop accepting federal identification cards as proof of residence. martinelli montano used such a card to get an i.d. >>> a northern virginia community is mourning the loss of a couple who owned a business many thought was the heart and soul of the community. the owners of nichols hardware store died in a car accident. jane watrel has their story. >> reporter: it's a huge loss for a small town as the purcellville community comes to grips with the deaths of karen and ted nichols. who were killed in a horrific car crash. >> amazing people. they have been running the store forever. they have been a staple here. a kindly group of folks and he runs this place and the people around him act the same way. >> reporter: stylist theresa wolf works a few doors down, a store owned by the same family since 1914 where the clerks call you by your first name. generations are paying tribute on the steps of the store. >> it is a big tragedy for their family and all of us. i grew up here. they have been here
, hagersto hagerstown. chilly morning in the 40s in the valley. fog western maryland, west virginia. over the fog the sky is beginning to clear out. as the day progresses the fog will dissipate. increasing sunshine. mostly sunny for the primary election day tomorrow. on wednesday, again, up near 80 with sunshine, low humidity. could get more much needed rain on thursday. jerry, how is the monday commute now? >> watch out for the fog. but certainly not an issue in town. a new traffic pattern to tell you about. 395 north bound, 14th street bridge. far left lane is taken away. this is i think the fifth phase. it's the left lane closed up. veer a little bit to the right. you can exit to the g.w. parkway. you start to lose the left lane. three lanes will get you by. everybody is doing it within fine fashion. see if that's the case elsewhere this morning. making a trip along 66. tom mentioned the fog. saw some out in manassas. a truck dumped a bunch of gravel. how are we doing on the rail? fine. two delays, camden 841 and 843. under ten minutes each. joe? >> all right. jerry, thanks so much. >>
. james madison on the road against 13th-ranked virginia tech. turns in the play of the game, scoring a 77 yard touchdown. dukes shocked the hokies, 21-16. virginia tech follows to 0-2. college park, maryland, freshman danny o'brien threw three touchdowns in the first half. maryland put up 370 yards of offense, crushing oregon state, 62-3. its highest scoring performance in 3r5 years. navy against georgia southern. not much offense in had game. dobbs's one yard touchdown proved to be the difference. 13-7. and in baseball nationals/marlins. espinoza made a diving catch. gets the runner at first. marlins beat the nationals, 4-1. coming up later today here on nbc 4, check out our countdown to kickoff special at noon previewing the big redskins/cowboys game. big day. >>> next up, news 4's reporter's notebo notebook. we'll be back in 15 minutes with the morning's top stories and your sunday forecast. for now here's pat lawson news. >>> good morning. welcome to reporter's notebook. well, with two days to go and two weeks of early voting behind them, the candidates for the push for d.c. mayor are
for him. they spotted a car on the side of the road in manassas. he identified himself as a virginia state trooper. further investigation revealed he is not a trooper and there is now a search warrant for his arrest. the man accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend is in custody but his vehicle is still missing. tuesday the montgomery county police say joshua prince fired at least one shot at his ex. that sparked a regional manhunt and he later turned himself into police in pennsylvania. authority have not been able to locate the chevy tahoe. authorities will escort prince back to montgomery county where he is facing attempted murder charges. >>> several attack around the university of maryland campus are prompting authorities to step up the patrols this weekend. prince george's county + say there have been at least five robberies around umd in just the last three week. three students were reportedly beaten and robbed last weekend. the robberies were reported on monday within minutes of each other. the university's police chief that he may form a task force to focus this problem. >>> decision
is in the low 60s. only in the 40s now in western maryland and west virginia in many locations. eastern shore is near 60. this dry weather thanks to canadian high pressure pushing in, it will be in place here into saturday with the cooler weather and then sunday a likelihood of rain. it looks like it will end for the skins/cowboys game sunday night. how is our traffic? good morning, it is a huffit ise this morning. no problems to route on route 7. here's a dark look at 28 along the bottom of your screen and the dulles toll road coming at us. very few cars. 66 eastbound, no big trouble spots to start you off this early morning. capital beltway in great shape. headlights are continuing toward the beltway at the posted speed limit. back to you. >>> two women are in the hospital right now after an out of control car went careening in to a restaurant in northwest washington. it happened where florida haavee 18 ath and ucht intersect. there were a lot of people walking around and eating outside. john schriffen reports. >> it's surreal oig. not something you want to witness at all. >> reporter: witn
easy. kim, thanks so much. still to come on news 4 today, virginia tech fans are probably more than just a bit down this morning. hokies lost another game this weekend. this was a lost no one saw coming. hakim dermish has the highlights in this morning's sports. >>> good morning, everyone. james madison head coach matthews said this week, it's kind of comical to think you're going to go down there and beat them. yesterday matthews and the dukes went to blacksburg and beat 13-ranked virginia tech. they got paid for it, too. the hokies reportedly paid james madison $400,000. now, if you're not familiar, it's a common practice for the larger school to pay the smaller school for travel expenses. what's not common, when the small schools beats up on the big school. and pay attention to this, kids. first quarter, hokies on offense. rain coming down. no problem for tie rod taylor. taylor is smooth. finds boykin for a nine yard touchdown. virginia tech takes a 7-0 lead. looking good early on for the hokies. second quarter, here comes matthews and the dukes. out to sullivan. he makes somethi
night. >> thank you. >>> in springfield, virginia, a couple neighbors had a disagreement over a speed bump and now one has ended up dead and the other may have been the murderer. pat collins has our rort. >> reporter: this is a story about a man who lives in this house. and another man who lives down the street in that house. and a new speed bump on field master drive. and how an argument over this hump could have led to a case of murder. >> he kept an eye on all of us hear. on all of us. he watched our house if we would go away. he would know to check the papers and stuff like that. just a great guy. >> reporter: neighbors say a short time ago the victim lobbied the state government put the speed bump on the road in front of his house. they say some people didn't like the bump. they say david patton who lived up the street really didn't like it. that he would drive past carr's house and honk his horn in protest. june 11th, it escalated. there was an altercation, police say, between car and patton here in an argument. carr charged patton with assault. that was june 11th. july 11th, au
in a townhouse community in the 15700 block of widewater drive in montclar, virginia. he died she survived. no word on her condition. >>> if you're near ronald reagan washington national airport this morning you may notice lot was emergency vehicles, maybe even some smoke there. no need to worry. this isll part of an ergency drill. "news4 today" derrick ward jones us from. ronald reagan washington national airport with how this drill wl play out and if it's affecting travel. >> reporter: you know, a lot of planning went into this event today, but already there's smoke and flames. every indication it will dafbt. that'swhat the planners wanted. now i want to step out of the way and get a look. about 100 vmts will take part. the scenario that will unfold is a plane crash on approach to ronald reagan washington national airport. it hits cars and shuttle bus on the ground. the are injuries and some folks wind up in thepotomac. this nightmare scenario is all about being prepared should the unthinkable me about. this is a mandatory drill we do it every three years. it involves a full scale respon
that are going to continue until, well probably getting picked up about now. 95 northbound in virginia, seeing everybody moving well but the growing volume. back to you in the studio. >>> we're following a developing story out of northern california this morning where a massive fire ball is still burning out of control in the middle of a residential town in san bruno, a neighborhood south of san francisco. the massive explosion and fire ball destroyed more than 50 homes and killed at least one person. fire investigators say it appears to be a natural gas line explosion. dozens of people were injured and many more are still unaccounted for. this morning some neighbors are describing how they escaped the flames. >> i had trouble getting out, i had to -- car was -- i have a car in the driveway but it is burning already. this car was in the garage and able to get in it and i had to lift the garage door manually and jump in and ride out through the fire. and it kind of melted the tail lights a little bit. >> everyone who lives in the immediate area is being evacuated. the cause of the explosion is
, it was in the mid-40s this morning. there now near 70 in much of maryland and west virginia. carolinas now upper 70s to nr 08 there. er the last 12 hours we had the rain we had yesterday move off the atlantic seaboard and some of that lingering moiure this morning condensed and forming that fog. but it has burned off and for the rest of the afternoon should be sunny and mild. highs reach low 80 by midafternoon. a look at the rest of the weekend. that'll be coming up in just a couple minutes, barbara. >> okay, tom. thank you. >>> and we ve a traffic alert for drivers who use the 14th street bridge, a new traffic pattern taking eect today. you can see the entire left shoulder of the bridge is now closed to traffic. you'll be able to get by work zone on the four right lanes. the new pattern has been in place since 5:00 this morning. this is the next phase of the construction. this marks the halfway point in that bridge project. and let's say good morning to a guy who's been gone too long. jerry edwards, welcome home. >> hi, barbara. good to be back. good morning, eryone. speaking of the 14th street bri
in suburbs and rural areas. down to zero visibility in martinsburg, west virginia. parts of the northern shenandoah valley to culpepper, visibility a quarter mile. not much fog around. chilly morning. eastern shore now the low 60s. and the sky is broken up a bit. we have a partly cloudy start to the day. fog lifting by mid-morning. we'll be warming up into the low 80s with low humidity. breeze out of the northwest. 50s tomorrow morning. low 80s tomorrow with lots of sunshine. this pattern continues on wednesday. some clouds moving in on thursday. weak area of low pressure coming through with a front. showers during the afternoon and effect hours on thursday night. let's check traffic for monday morning. how is it looking? >> good morning, everyone. new traffic pattern. this may be more manageable than we have seen in the past. it will be the far left lane scheduled to be closed in the latest phase. right now obviously very, very light. let's pop over and see how we're doing through northeast. so far so good. other than that, nice and quiet as monday morning gets under way. >> nice and qu
on their homes. i'll take a closer look at that. >> julie carrey, thank you. >>> investigators in west virginia are looking into whether a upon fire was deliberately set. nearly 30 horses died near the hollywood casino on charlestown on monday. a fire marshal said dogs detected possible traces of a fire accelerant at the scene. the evidence is being test asked result are expected to come back in a few weeks. investigators are reviewing surveillance tapes for 90 possible signs of arson. >>> another metro access driver has been arrested, accused of sexually assaulting a passenger. the powered the driver accused of such a crime. darcy spencer is live outside metro headquarters with this developing story. good afternoon. >> good afternoon. as you mentioned, just within the last year, there have been four separate allegations made of sexual assault against metro access drivers. these the drivers who are supposed to be transporting people with mental and physical challenges. this is the man charged in this latestñr attack. he is 59-year-old samuel kinston of gaithersburg. police say he fonded a woma
at least five families from their homes in herndon, virginia this morning. fire officials stay type of siding on the houses, coupled with some brisk winds led to some significant damage there. julie carey has our report. >> reporter: the mid morning fire at the complex even caught the attention of the tower at dulles airport. a resident snapped this photo of the flame that shot from the roof top. dozens of people fled their homes. >> black smoke was everywhere. it was very scary. >> reporter: even before fire crews arrived, residents outside who saw the smoke realized some neighbors might still be inside unaware. these women went door to door knocking. >> the two families at the end, we got those guys out. and finally, the fire department, they both open this door where it was burning so. and the dogs came out. >> reporter: some cherished pets were among those rescued. several dogs and cat got out safely. so did this bird. the fairfax firefighters battled smoke and flame that damaged five townhome. investigators suspect the blaze started in a shed behind the unit. the vinyl siding w
, frederick, tward clarksburg. and it continues. martinsburg, west virginia. that rain will continue to move out of the region overnight. a few more showers could sti be in the offing and we'll talk about what is in store for the weekend in my full forecast coming up. >> thanks. >>> t economy still has a long way to go. but two new government reports out today suggest that two of the biggest threats are easing now. wholesale prices are holding steady. and there is another drop in jobless claims. nevertheless, a lot of people are still looking for work. dozens turned out for a job fair today in rosslyn, virginia. it was sponsored by the group national career fares. the job seeke got a chance to meet face to face with dozens of employers who say they are still hiring. may not while on capitol hill, both parties are scrambling to convce voters that they're making the right moves for e economy, and making a dent in the growing poverty rate in our nation. steve has our report. >> reporter: 44 million people in america. one in seven were poor in 2009. an 8% increase over the year before. poverty m
the metal detector in place. >> thank you. and our team coverage continues in arlington, virginia, where neighbors of the gunman and his mother spoke with jackie who join us on the phone. what are you hearing? >> reporter: not exactly the type of thing you would expect to encounter in a situation like this. when the neighbors learned of the name of the suspect and the victim in this shooting, they basically reacted by bursting into tears. they knew mr. davis and his mother who was in her 90s. he was well known in this neighborhood for the exquisite pair they say that he took of his mother who has apparently something very alzheimer's-like. she would wander off. and everyone in the neighborhood respected him very, vy much for the care that he took of his mother. so they are very shocked by this. horrified. th certainly say they don't believe there is anything that would condone doing this. as one neighbor told me, this is the la man in the world i would ever expt to do this. when we get more information, we have interviews with neighbors and things like, that i will bring those to you as
william county, virginia, are learning about mursa. the student was treated before getting cleared to head back to class. a letter was sent home to parents. >>> and fairfax county police are giving drivers fair warning. they're watching a major enforcement campaign that go after distracted drivers in a whole new approach. julie carey tell us what they'll be looking for. >> reporter: the steering wheel in one hand. the cell phone in the other. the latest example of the consequences wednesday night on franconia road. a van ran a red light causing a four vehicle crash. >> eight people were hospitalized because the guy took his phone out to check his facebook update. >> reporter: but they've learn virginia's law against texting while driving is so full of loophole, it is almost unenforceable. only 18 people have been charged this year. they'll attack with it a very tried and true charge. failure to pay full time and attention. >> whether that's speeding or personal grooming or talking on their cell phone. and because of that, their driving is not where it should be. >> reporter: to simulate th
is down the a quarter mile. panhandle of west virginia, western maryland. watch out for that. generally we don't have much fog. 64 in washington. low to mid-60s near the bay. 50s in prince george's. and we'll see highs today reaching the low 80s with lots of sunshine. back by this afternoon after a partly cloudy morning. low humidity in place. and tomorrow good weather for the primary day election. we'll have afternoon highs into the low 80s. more of the same on wednesday. although we may get a few passing showers on thursday, there will be a front coming through with a few showers. it will end thursday night and dry out for the weekend. a look at the weekend coming up in a few minutes at 5:21. then we'll look at what's happening in the tropics later this hour. stay tuned for that. jerry, good morning. how is the man traffic? >> this i hope will be much more manageable than a couple in the past. 14th street bridge, the far left lane that is now closed leaving three lanes to the right. but have no worries. you'll still be able to exit to the g.w. the closure will begin after i cross on to t
of virginia is releasing details of a plan to put the commonwealth's state-owned liquor stores in private hands. he hopes to raise more than $450 million by selling off the liquor stores. it would be a tax on alcohol bought in bars and restaurants. a number of liquor licenses would be tripled to 1,000. critics of the plan say that could lead to a liquor store on every corner. but the governor's office says that's not the case. the plan reserves most of the licenses for large outlets, greshry and discount scores. >>> a montgomery county bus caught fire in silver spring tonight. a witness caught the bus as it was engulfed in flames. it happened about 7:00 along colville road. nobody was hurt. we're told the fire started in the engine. the busas destroyed. >>> firefighters had their hands full with a four-alarm fire in baltimore this evening. the flames began on one side of the street. then were whipped by winds to the other side. 11 row houses were on fire at one point at one time. one firefighter was treated for minor injuries. nobody else was injured. it's still not clear yet what started
50s across much of northern virginia and suburban maryland. low 60s in town and by the bay. a look at regional doppler. right here in washington a it will stay dry today with a high near 84. slightly cooler tomorrow. >>> we have football weather to talk about because tonight is "sunday night football" right here on nbc. and it is the battle of the brothers once again. the mannings will come together with the giants and the colts at lucas oil stadium in indianapolis. no problem with weather there because of the domed stadium. partly cloudy and wild with lows in the mid 70s. here's jenna. >>> coming up next, an american woman held captive in iraq for more than a year is on her way home this moing. we'll have the latest after these messages. expresso tampers, filters. it can get really complicated. not nearly as complicad as shipping it, though. i mean shipping is a hassle. nowith priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service. if it fits it ships anywhere in the country for a low flat rate. that is easy. best news i've heard all day! i'm soooo amped! i mean not amped. excited.
thatplan. >>> northern virginia commuters may have hit a snag if they took metro tis morning. elevators at half of arlington's ten stations were out of service. it is unclear what caused the outages and metro tells us, it could have been different issues at each of the stions. metro says repairs were made to three of the stations but elevators will be out at the rosslyn and pentagon stations unil later this week. >>> we've had a beautiful day. >> yesterday we got some needed rain. we're starting the week off on the right track. doug cammerer is tracking conditions. >> some locations picked up from a quarter to three quarters of an inch of rain. today, look at this. a beautiful day out there. plenty of sunshine. bright blue skies. out toward sugar loaf mountain, a beautiful afternoon to get out and about. 85 degrees, the current temperature. dew point only 55 degrees. that makes the humidity 36%. we're seeing a wind out of the south southwest. we'retarting to warm up. haguetown around 85 degrees. 86 in sterling. culpeper, the warm spot. over toward annapolis, about 76. but great weather
throughout the afternoon. sterling, virginia coming in at 78 degrees, herndon about the same. quantico coming in at 81. 71 degrees by 9:00 a.m., 67 by 11:00, waking up and walking out tohe door around 7:00 a.m., 61 degrees, with plenty of sunshine. more nice weather to come. and three, three tropical systems to talk about. i'llreak it down for you coming up. >> busy out ere. >> when we come right back. a local man is found murdered in florida, and the bizarre circumstances surrounding his death continue t unfold tonight. >>> bus drivers spend a second day on strike, causing a problem for commuters. a battle over technology keeping them from getting behin the wheel. >>> farewe to friday's? who's considering giving state workers a day off to cut budget costs. words alone aren't enough. my job is to listen to the needs and frustrations of the shrimpers and fishermen, hoteor restaurant workers who lost the jobsto the spi. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf d that includes keeping you informed. our job is to listen and find ways to help. that means workin
guard armory on east capital street. in virginia, the police and fire departments are holding a road dedication. a portion of washington boulevard adjacent to the pentagon will be renamed the 9/11 heroes memorial highway. you can get more information on all of these events by visiting nbcwashington.com. just search 9/11 events. >>> it's feeling a lot like fall out there but we could get some showers this weekend. >> yeah. let's check in with doug kammerer. are we still on for sunday with a little rain? >> we're still on for sunday with a little rain. maybe a little more rain now. that rain may actually last through part of the evening hours. a lot of people don't want to hear that. let's show you what's happening. first off, 75 degrees. that's the current temperature. the humidity around 39%. we have seen a lot of cloud cover across much of the area today. especially from the district up toward the north. right now on live digital doppler, no rain to talk about. it will be dry the rest of the night. it will be dry tomorrow as well. the temperatures out there, a little on the cool sid
, there's the underground fire being dealt with. 95 northbound in virginia seeing growi growing volume between newington and springfield. >>> we have another traffic alert for you this morning. get ready for more chankds changes on the 14th street bridge next week. >>> icc is almost done. how you can be one of first people to use the highway but america saves on dunkin', america runs on dunkin', with three freshly baked bagel twists for only $3, like our delicious new tomato basil or sweet chocolate chip, so grab three for 3 today. [ ding! ] >>> police at the university of maryland will be stepping up patrols after attacks involving students. three students were beaten and robbed on campus last weekend. those attacks happened as they were waiting for a shuttle bus during the early morning hours. the prince george's county police department and the university are now considering forming a task force to help fight the problem. >>> for the fourth time it year, a metro bus driver is accused of misconduct. kingston is accused of grabbing a woman with cerebral palsy as she escorted her off t
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in would you jump in and lp? one virginia man did just that. even with a train coming at him. and he told news4's john triven what ppened next. >> i'm sitting there going, we've got a problem. >> reporter: he considers himself an ordinary guy, but on wednesday afternoon, he did an extraordinary thing. on his lunch break around 12on 15 he decided to head downtown d.cand pick up amtrak tickets are for his family's vacation to new york. he waited on the platform for the next one, that's when he says, the unthinkable happened. >> i heard the guy -- theuy on the frpgt side of the platform screaming "get off the tracks, get off the tracks." >> reporter: a passenger suffered a medical emergencies and fell on the tracks. as you heard the rumbles of an oncoming train he knew something had to be done, luckily there was another passenger on this opposite side of the platform waving down the oncoming train to stop. he noticed the oncoming train was slowing down, that's he says,he made his move. >> you just don't think, you just do and i jumped onto the tracks and i jumped over the third rail. i knew
are watching us on wcyb5 in bristol, virginia, the official birthplace of country music allows you to hear some tunes at the live bluegrass music eventt the downtown center. that's your early event of the day. >> and trivia for you, congress made that official in '98. so it truly is the birthplace -- >> veronica, very impressive. >> there you go. i'm a lover of all music. >>> now here's a look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. does she finally get it? that's the current lindsay lohan question. she visited a homeless shelter last weekend and is saying all the right things about addiction. some have their doubts. she spent the weekend calling photo agencies, shopping pictures of herself posing for $10,000 in her alcohol monitoring ankle bracelet. >>> the 1930s hollywood beauty only to return as the oldest academy award winningominee for "titanic" has died at the age of 100. >>> max wineberg w't be joining jay leno on his new late night show. >>> finally, showbiz divorces aren't rare, but in the case of george lopez and his wife, the two are amicably splitting after 17 years. but georg
in nearly a century, the state of virginia has carried out an execution on a woman. last night, 41-year-old teresa lewis was put to death by lethal injection for arranging the deaths of her husband and stepson to collect a $250,000 insurance policy. >>> a nicaraguan diplomate was found with his throat slashed in his new york apartment yesterday. his body was discovered by his driver hours before he was scheduled to attend the united nations general assembly annual meeting. >>> a pakistani scientist known as lady al qaeda has been sentenced to 86 years in prison for trying to kill u.s. soldiers and intelligence officers in afghanistan. >>> startling findings from a government study that finds one in five gay and bisexual men in the united states, 20% have the hiv virus. nearly half of those do not know they're infected. that compares to an overall hiv rate of 0.5%. >>> eddie fisher who sparked one of the greatest showbiz scandals of the 20th century when he left his wife for elizabeth taylor has died. he died due to complications from recent hip surgery. eddie fisher was 82. >> and now h
in the northern areas such as maryland, northern virginia. down to the south, all sunshine. we're going to continue to see more sunshine through evening tonight and into the next couple of days as well. by 9:00, 72 degrees. we will be cooling off fairly rapidly. 67 by 11:00. 59 when you wake up tomorrow morning in the city. most areas will wake up into the low 50s. it is going to be a little bit of a chill in the air. tomorrow, a little more fall-like by 7:00 a.m. plenty of sunshine. the temperatures around 60. tomorrow, just about everybody will stay in the 70s. and as i mentioned, we need to see some rain. when do we get it? i'll show it to you. >> thank you, doug. >>> there is some encouraging news on the jobs market. the labor department said the number people signing up for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in two months. 450,000 first time jobless claims were filed last week. that's a smaller number than analyst a analysts had predict and a possible sign for a recovery. that brings positive news on u.s. export. the dow gained 29.way to. the s&p 500 five points high
there. farther to the west, still in the 60s in much of western maryland. panhandle of west virginia and shenandoah valley. it seems almost wintry. these are the current dew points. they are in the 40s. this is the driest day we have had in a long time, since even about have the summer. we have dry weather all the way down to the atlantic beaches too. this continues to come in on some northwest breezes. these are the latest wind gusts. they have been around 20 to 25 miles an hour gusts. as we look at the other temperatures, out of the mountains, still in the low 60s. eastern shore, east of the bay and away from the waters, still near 70 degrees. all this coming from high pressure, which continues to move in off the great lakes. it is assisted by an area of low pressure spinning away over eastern new england and northern new england. that lull combined with this area of high pressure giving us a little bit of blustery wind. these are the remnants of tropic tropical storm hermine. this high pressure is going to hold forth for the next couple of days. some of the moisture will be along
important to her, so when she went to west virginia many years ago, they shunned a young man with aids, she's going back there to see how they feel now. >> okay. >> she's going back to forsythe county, georgia, all white when she was there a couple decades ago and used the "n" word with her to her, and now the guy who was so racist at that point, is going to take her around and show her how forsythe county, georgia, has changed. >> what i like about what she's doing, she says she is going to go back and revisit a lot of these places and touch upon the stories but the celebrities, she doesn't want anyone to promote their work. she wants them to come and talk about themselves or have -- >> she told us she wants to put unlikely celebrities together, so some magic might be created. >> really? >> yes. that's what she's hoeng for. >> i know she's not a big fan of surprises but did she say she's -- she will be willing to at least be surprised once or twice this last season? >> because the big surprise that made her cry and she was so embarrassed was when mary tyler moore came on. >> right. >> afte
was an honor student at university of virginia, working towards a double major in economics and history. >> liked to do well in the classroom. liked to do well, whatever he's doing. >> reporter: john loved fishing. he was a movie buff, and a music fanatic. bob dylan was a favorite. ♪ but most of all, john loved cody. >> he was just so enamored with his dog. they were really companions for life. >> reporter: what did cody do for your son? >> got him up in the morning. early in the morning, around the campus, and he's a chick magnet. >> reporter: john adopted bode a year ago from almost home pet adoption center in virginia. and there was no mistaking their irreplaceable bond. >> they were very close. the dog slept on the bed with john. >> reporter: but tragically, on august 15th, they became separated forever. john was on his way home to bethesda, maryland, from vermont, where he was working at a senior counselor at camp. he was traveling with a camp friend, and of course, his best friend bode, but on a curve john lost control of his car, and was killed instantly. >> that ending, never
't. >> big rounds of applause for vivian. >> this is emily barker from clifton, virginia. she spent the past two years teaching high school freshman. she's never colored her friend before and never wears makeup. she's here with the friend, joy. let's listen to her story. >> all right. we sort of bullied emily into doing this, but joy is on our team. tell us why you want her to have a makeover. >> she needs to spice it up a little for her wonderful boyfriend. >> it's back-to-school time? >> we've had one day and going back again on monday. >> are you ready to be the hottest teacher in america? >> i am, yes. >> joy has her blindfold on. one last look at emily, and now let's bring out the new emily barker. >> emily has never worn high heels before. you look great. joy, are you ready to see her. okay. >> oh, my god. you look amazing. >> you ready to look? turn around, doll. hilary swank here. >> it looks awesome. what do you think? >> it's so amazing. i love it. >> look at the split screen. oh, my gosh. i wish you could have seen her walking out in the heels. >> she needs to practice. >> right n
are searching for the cause of a barn fire monday in west virginia. at least 27 racehorses were killed, but firefighters were able to rescue more than two dozen others. >>> and jefferson thomas, one of the civil rights pioneers known as the little rock nine died sunday in columbus, ohio. thomas and eight other students integrated the state's largest public school in 1957. the group received congressional gold medals in 1989. thomas died of cancer, he was 67 years old. let's go back to matt, meredith >>> good morning. clear skies and temperatures around the region generally in the 60s. no precipitation around the region as we get back to work and school on this tuesday morning. 69 at national airport. arlington, fairfax, montgomery counties, parts of 06s. highs today into the 80s with lots of sun and low humidity. a few midday clouds might produce a passing shower. a small chance. >> and that's your latest weather. >>> it's hard to believe this weekend will mark the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. and the angry debate over the mosque at ground zero has increased animosity against
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